Abnormal Psychology, Study Guide
Addresses two primary questions—what causes psychopathology and which treatments are most effective in preventing or reducing psychological suffering. Uses four paradigms or points of view to study abnormal psychology: biological, psychoanalytic, learning and cognitive. Also uses the humanistic and existential paradigm when therapy is at issue. New to this edition: an account of DSM-IV, the impact of cultural diversity on the categorization, etiology and therapeutics of diverse disorders such as posttraumatic stress, eating and borderline personality. Includes case studies, full color line and photographic illustrations.
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Historical and Scientific Considerations
Current Paradigms in Psychopathology and Therapy
Classification and Diagnosis
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abnormal behavior abnormal psychology alcohol ANSWERS TO SELF-TEST anxiety disorder approaches assessment autistic basic behavior therapy biological bipolar disorder causes CHAPTER SUMMARY Chapter childhood classification clients clinical cognitive common community psychology compulsions conversion disorders correlational Define develop diagnostic difficult discuss disorders involving dissociative disorders drugs DSM-IV effects elderly emotional ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS ethical issues etiology evaluate example experience fear focus Freud's gender identity disorder genetic group therapy Identify individuals KEY TERMS mental health mental retardation mentally ill methods mood disorders MULTIPLE-CHOICE neurotransmitter Obsessive-compulsive disorder panic disorder paradigms paraphilias patients personality disorders phobias physical physiological posttraumatic stress disorder prevention procedures psychoanalytic psychological factors psychological problems psychopathology psychopaths psychophysiological disorders Psychotherapy PTSD relationship reliability research suggests result schizophrenia sexual dysfunctions sexual response cycle SHORT ANSWER skills social somatic somatoform disorders STUDY QUESTIONS suicide Summarize symptoms systematic desensitization techniques tests theory of depression therapists treating treatment validity variables views